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The Jax
The Jax

The Jax Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jaxlex.com
  • Email: connect@jaxlex.com
  • Phone: (859) 721-2339
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Chef Natalie Blake
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View
  • Private Party Facilities: Our beautifully appointed second floor Lounge accommodates sit-down dining of up to 40 and cocktail parties of up to 70. The Lounge is furnished with 5 televisions including an Apple TV, on floor restrooms and full service bar. Our guests especially enjoy the private VIP room which seats up to 12 comfortably on its benches and chairs - a true "lounge experience." The Lounge space is available to rent out for private events, or can be used for smaller gatherings of 15-20. An additional private dining offering is The Loft, a private dining room boasting its own TV and balcony that overlooks the main dining room with seating up to 7.
  • Private Party Contact: Aimee Lovitz (859) 721-2339
  • Entertainment: Live, local entertainment each weekend! DJ Saturday nights being at 9:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Limestone St.
  • Public Transit: Colt Trolly Blue Line conveniently stops at our front door.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available beginning December 1, 2013. Additional parking accommodations include: off-street, pay to park lot directly across from the restaurant and various pay to park and garages nearby.
A word from The Jax
ALL at once novel in concept and character, The Jax perfectly fits the mold of your next gathering when you’re seeking something “a little different.” Whether it’s a lively dinner with friends or colleagues, or a night out on the town
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "My girlfriend and I visited The Jax for Thursday night taco flights. We had phenomenal service and the food and drinks were fantastic. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Might have been because we were there before UK basketball game."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This has become a weekly tradition for us we love it so much! Excellent food, service and atmosphere!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Food was amazing as always! Great idea to have $15 taco flight on Thursdays!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We absolutely love the Jax! In the winter it gets a little cold because of the door opening up but the food and service is always excellent! I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Loved the location, decor, and the food was outstanding. Looking forward to future evenings dining here."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Had a great time! Service outstanding and a cool place ."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was so-so, drinks were great! Other than that it was a really fun night out and the vibe was very metropolitan, perfect for a night out with friends"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The service was wonderful. The half price wine bottle was great. The atmosphere and decor were perfect.... But the food? Not so much. I got the tacos and they were cold when they came out and didn't taste good at all. My husband had the Bangkok chicken and it didn't fil him up or impress him. I will return for drinks and dessert because I loved the atmosphere, but the chef needs to be replaced before ill eat dinner there again."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Fantastic service, very nice atmosphere, drinks were great. The food was quite frankly disappointing. Bland and some things were overdone. The staff was great, worked to correct food problems and made what was disappointing from a food perspective a nice experience. Loved the beer selection and my girlfriend loved their dirty martini and moscow mule. We would go back for a drink but not for dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very slow getting appetizers and food out(2 hours for these 2 courses). Food was tasty but over priced."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went for a valentine surprise and boy was it. I had the tacos and she had the salmon and they were to die for! Can't wait to go back and best of all is they use locally sourced ingredients!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great food, great service and best of all amazing atmosphere! This is a first class Lexington Restaurant! From the variety of food, the exquisite creations and superb staff--what more can one ask for??? Entertainment grabs the award for fun places to be in town! It's a don't miss kinda place!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Amazing food and the atmosphere was very suitable for my friends and me. We had our own table in a small room that overlooked the first floor of the restaurant. Plus the waiter was AMAZING! Great night with great friends at a Fabulous PLACE!!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "My new favorite place in Lexington...great food, good variety...just go!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We went on a snowy Wed. night for my birthday. The salmon was fantastic, by far the best dish at the table. I had the tacos which were okay. Service was a little slow and I had to ask for bread and our waiter. Seating wasn't very comfortable but I really liked the atmosphere. Also, every time someone came through the door a huge burst of cold air filled the room. Not sure if that's controllable. Price point is a little high- I noticed most people in the restaurant ordered the tacos. They should lower a few of the higher items and they'd sell more. No special birthday cake offered but that wasn't a huge deal."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The ravioli appetizer was overcooked, but not too bad. The Bangkok shrimp curry dish was a well prepared and tasty dish. The dessert "chocolate bomb" was obviously a premade item that was just plated for a nice presentation, but lacked the flavor of an in-house made dessert. Unfortunately, we waited 30 minutes from the time we finished our main course until the dessert was brought to the table. The long wait in combination with overall mediocre service resulted in a less than expected evening. If they don't change some of their problems they will have the same outcome as several other previous restaurants at that location."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Love the contemporary look and vibe. Excellent service, and friendly folks, who went out of their way to make sure we had a white spot upstairs, away from a happy but noisy crowd downstairs. The menu is somewhat limited but interesting. The potsticker and fried ravioli apps are special favorites. Also, the restaurant is open on Sundays, when many upscale restaurants here are closed."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Our server was excellent and more than made up for the lousy food. The ambiance was very good for Lexington, KY. There was way too much sauerkraut with the meatballs (chef said that it's cheap so they load it on...really?), the stuffed pasta was not seasoned and was just lacking any taste or texture. Unimpressive."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We had a great experience at this restaurant! Loved the food, environment and gluten free options."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Anthony was our waiter. He was outstanding. Very personable and just the right amount of attention to our party. The food was very good. The menu is a nice mix of small to more complex entrees. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Enjoyed the restaurant. The seats could use a cushion or nicer chairs. The seats were cold and hard,"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "I would highly recommend The Jax. It was our first time and we had a great experience. The food and the service was outstanding. I will definitely go again."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Had a great time with friends and the food was outstanding!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "The Jax is a fun spot in downtown Lexington. However, the food is not good. I ordered the ribeye which comes with garlic mashed potato and grilled asparagus. I told the server I did not like asparagus and asked if there was another option. He told me roasted vegetables. My meal came out with roasted vegetables and dry steak. The vegetables had asparagus mixed in and the potatoes were not on my plate. Not sure why I didn't get the potatoes but I asked to have the vegetables removed and to bring me the potatoes. He took care of it right away. The plate was poorly presented and the steak was below average quality. I would not recommend this restaurant. Both of my dinner companions agree."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We love taking friends to The Jax. It is such a great place to enjoy great food, bar and company."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The food was excellent and the restaurant had a lot of charm and energy. There was a draft from the front door that made the experience almost unbearable. We ate with our coats on and my husband went to the car for a blanket to put over our legs. Unfortunately this was a considerable distraction from the wonderful food. We heard several tables near us brainstorming about how to fix the problem. Obviously, the temp is not the what you want to be most memorable about a dining experience."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Everything about this restaurant was exceptional - from walking in the door to leaving. Service was excellent, the food delicious and the atmosphere was perfect for a fun night out or a casual romantic evening."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "We always enjoy going to The Jax. My husband and I shared the caprese salad, which was wonderful with mozzerella and cherry tomatoes. I had the Lexington Pasta, which was very tasty. The portion size was just right. My husband had The Bangkok with chicken, which was very good and spicy. We were too full to have dessert this time, but the chocolate beignets are to die for!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We had dinner after work and enjoyed every minute of it. The service was immediate and friendly. The food arrived timely, hot and delicious."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "we had a yummy dinner and the pretzel bread for an appetizer. Our entrees were good and the drinks were as well. The house wine was a bargain and the beignets were better than expected for dessert. our waiter Kyle was awesome!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "This is my second time at The Jax and the food was consistently enjoyable on both evenings - however the staff need some extra training. They seem very timid and often confused about the menu and restaurant logistics and very unaware of how to present a bottle of wine - I would have honestly spent more and ordered additional drinks and food if the server had attempted a better interaction or checked in more frequently."
    Dined on 10/15/2013